Monday, 2 November 2015

Spiders at fattest




Wondrous dewy webs in the autumn sunshine


Not always easy to spot because of their habit of hiding under leaves, many spider species are at their peak.  Many of the males will have died from exhaustion (you know how it is) but females will be preparing to lay their eggs in a cocoon of silk to overwinter, and hatch into spiderlings in the spring - as orphans, sadly. 

Webs show up well on misty mornings when the dew clings to them.



Quite often the Garden Cross Spider will sit in the centre of her web, waiting for an insect to fly into the trap.



Until the killer frosts come.  


Goodbye, spiders, until next year.


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